LUSH VALLEY FOOD ACTION SOCIETY
|Description & Services|
|Description||Mission Statement: |
We seek to respond holistically to hunger, malnutrition, and food insecurity in the Comox Valley, focusing on using local resources to meet local food system needs. We implement and support in partnership with the community practical, food related projects as a way to educate, encourage, and empower the people of the Comox Valley towards personal wellness, community health, and environmental stewardship. We believe that public health, social justice, and ecological sustainability are inextricably linked.
Our goals are to work, on food-related projects: experiential education for ecological literacy and healthy food training for community and individual self-reliance; support local agriculture economic opportunities; innovative [profit and non-profit]
distribution and marketing of locally grown food.
Our commitment to the community:
1 To be totally accountable to the community
2 To value our volunteers - they are our strength and greatest resource; and,
3 To ensure that all users of the systems we support have access that is equitable, and individuals are treated with compassion and respect.
Introduction Programs & Services::
LUSH Valley Food Action Society is a non-profit charitable community food security partner whose knowledge and experience strives to reflect the cultural, political and economic diversity and the potential of the Comox Valley food system. We are visionaries who build relationships and create opportunities for our community to improve health and wellbeing, and create social change through food security initiatives that includes employment, volunteering and training opportunities.
LUSH is a grassroots, non-profit, volunteer-run project focusing on food security - both at the kitchen table level and within the larger context of community.
LUSH DOES NOT PROVIDE EMERGENCY FOOD AT THIS TIME.
Workshops varry from pruning, canning, nutrition and living frugally.
- Fruit Tree Program: Harvesting and distributing otherwise wasted fruit and nuts. Volunteer pickers share the harvest with the homeowner, and the community - families/individuals in need and groups providing food to people in need. In 2009, 17,000 lbs were picked and distrinuted in the Valley to those in need.
- Food Security:
A situation in which all community residents obtain a safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximises self-reliance and social justice.
A sustainable community food system that improves the health of the community, environment and individuals over time, involving a collaborative effort in a particular stetting to build locally based, self-reliant food systems and economies.
|Areas Served||Courtenay and Area|
|Hours||Summer - 9:30-4 (Monday-Friday) - winter 10-3 (Monday to Thursday)|
|Address||Lush Valley - the Hub|
1126F Piercy Avenue Ave
Courtenay, BC V9N 3E6
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|Office Phone||250-331-0152 Please leave a message|